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Unread 10-26-2015, 10:52 AM   #1
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soaking handmade mexican tiles ??

Well I've been asked to do a tile small tile rug in a bathroom 44x30 with decorative handmade mexican tile with the red clay base over concrete simaler to the pic you know the unsquare kind . up until now I've used a handful of these tiles as single insets here and there never a bigger section. what I'm trying to figure is if I need to soak these tiles a bit beforehand for best adhesion can't get a hold of the maker and just wanna make sure it's done right thanks for any input
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Unread 10-26-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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As they tend to be "Absorbive," you can certainly soak them for an hour or two before setting them....but I have put up many of this type of tile without that....
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Back in the day of "wet set" installations, we had a bucket of tepid water with tiles soaking in them.

We would rotate dry ones for the pre-soaked ones then give time for the wet ones to drip dry.

They can be damp, but not shiny wet as shiny wet will be a bond breaker.
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Unread 10-26-2015, 06:31 PM   #4
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Same as Laz, we use to install tons of it and we never soaked them. For installing, I don't see an advantage in soaking. Soaking will help when it comes to grouting, that is if you grout it within a day or two. The moisture in the tiles will keep the grout from drying so fast.
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hmm

I did end up soaking them for about an hour then let dry for a bit till I thought they were just absorbative enough to set I've set these before but just as and random accent tile here a there never a big section these tiles are quite fun to set lol not a single square tile in the bunch varied as much as 3/8 on some but the customer wanted the rustic oddball look so it's cool lol the bad part is butting up straight tiles around them lol
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floor finished

Finished the floor
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I like it. Very nice job.
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